| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Nominations for the 56th Grammy Awards are being unveiled tonight at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles begining at 7 p.m. PST, and Pop & Hiss will be with you throughout the evening to live blog the proceedings.
Stay tuned to this post, and we'...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:45 PM
A day after stealthily dropping her latest album, Beyoncé has risen to the top spot on iTunes in the U.S. -- and pretty much everywhere else.
As much of the country was tucking into bed Thursday night, the singer suddenly announced that her new album...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Note to music journalists crafting their year-end lists: Omitting Wale has dire consequences.
As most publications are rolling out lists of their top albums of the year – Pop & Hiss’ year-end review is right around the corner – Complex...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Breaking into music after a sibling does so can be a gift and a curse.
Getting noticed is simple -- but the expectations and nagging comparisons are unavoidable and can buckle a burgeoning career.
Still, plenty of acts have emerged from the shadows of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Hey, big spender! If you’re feeling overburdened by the unwieldy size of your wallet these days, you’ve come to the right place. No town does over-the-top like Las Vegas. If you thought Sin City was expensive before, just wait until you read...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:19 PM
LAS VEGAS — Poor Zedd.
When the German EDM whiz was booked to play the second night of this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival, he probably figured he'd burn the house down with "Clarity," the million-selling single that's found serious traction...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Quick, what rhymes with "start-up?" Celebrity music artists, including rappers, have been finding new ways to invest their money, and Nas, born Nasir Jones, is no exception.
After a six-figure investment in the lifestyle publication "Mass Appeal," the...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:03 PM
In Saturday's Calendar section, Times pop music critic Randall Roberts runs down his picks for the best albums of the year so far, a list that includes Chance the Rapper's "Acid Rap," Kacey Musgraves' "Same Trailer Different Park" and "The Next Day" by...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A few things dominated the pop music conversation this year. A British boy band, a pop comeback king, a pair of hip-hop outliers and a NSFW music video –- all of which drives the nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards, which were announced...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:44 PM
With Bruno Mars expected to deliver a dazzling halftime show during Super Bowl XLVIII in February, a slew of acts will play warm-up to him and help kick off the biggest sporting event of the year with concerts in the days leading up to the big game.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:44 AM
“Almost everything could be forgotten,” Alex Kapranos sang Tuesday night at the Echoplex, and that’s a truism he’s observed firsthand.
The stylish frontman of Glasgow’s Franz Ferdinand is the rare survivor from the dance-...